I had the pleasure of partnering with @Neutrogena to bring you my opinions about their Rainbath shower and bath products. First of all, I didn’t realize that they are available in FIVE different scents, including Original, Pear & Green Tea, Pomegranate, Ocean Mist and Fresh Plum. They are readily available to buy at @Walgreens. I have tried all of them and I have to say that I found them all to be very aromatic and pleasing to use in the shower. The lovely scents turn my morning shower into a mini spa experience, leaving me feeling pampered! If I were forced to pick a favorite I probably would have to go with Ocean Mist because I like to believe I am part mermaid, but they are all really pleasing to use. Besides that, LOL, the scent really is reminiscent of a day at the ocean! I love that they are dispensed with a pump. One pump does the job! They all suds up really nicely and rinse off completely. They leave my skin feeling refreshed and moisturised. I really love that the light scents linger for hours and reminds me of my relaxing morning shower experience.
Also noteworthy, is that if I had to pick a second favorite it would be the pomegranate. I found that I was surprised by this, but it smells so good and fresh and clean! In addition to that, I also love how they look in my shower! The colors are beautiful, aren’t they! Consequently, they even match my shower curtain! LOL 🙂
For the last few years I noticed that my arms and hands were turning leather-y looking. I felt like my skin looked reptilian! Nothing helped no matter how much I moisturized. Until now. After using this Step Up Level -Lotion Plus from NeoStrata for 3 weeks my skin is smooth and the reptile look is gone!
I was out in the bright sun over the weekend and was so surprised and pleased to see that my skin looked normal again! As far as sun damage and brown spots, they are easing up but not as quickly as the texture has improved and resolved! I can’t wait to see where else this lotion will take my skin to!
My only complaint is that when first applied it is a little sticky and takes about two minutes to sink in. But that is totally worth it for the results I am getting. Now I use it when I know I have a minute to let it do its job! The tube of lotion is huge and after three weeks of usage, it hardly looks like I have used any! Look at photo to see just how little you need to use each time. It will last a long time!
Last night we had the pleasure of attending our very first Dîner En Blanc. About a month back I got an invitation to go in my email, I’m not sure how or why I received it but we decided to give it a go. I must admit at times it was extremely stressful LOL there were so many preparations to make, so many rules to follow!
I didn’t even own a piece of white clothing nor anything else in white. At first I was most excited about finally having the need to purchase a fascinator!
There was a website with all of the details and we did get a group leader who walked us through everything step-by-step. I was shocked when I received two instruction packets one about 34 pages and the other one about 24 pages! But I have to say we did pull it all together and made our way to the random parking lot where our group met up. It was so weird not knowing where we were going to be taken to as it is always held at an unknown location. We gathered in the parking lot with all of our white belongings in tow and we took off on foot! The walk was way longer than expected and it was hot out! Makeup melting, our white clothing getting soaked with sweat! Luckily we were warned to wear sneakers for the walk! It looked so cool seeing the long line of folks in white heading down the highway! Cars passing by waved and we gladly reciprocated!
Luckily it was a really beautiful September evening, and the week-long rains had finally stopped. Once we arrived at our destination it was like being a movie star – there were cameras clicking all over the place. It was really a sight to see everybody and everything in white. We were really surprised at the location. We didn’t expect that it was to be held at the Nassau Coliseum, outdoors on Astroturf!!! Once we set up our tables and got our food and wine the atmosphere was so much fun and it was really exciting! It was amazing how it came together and looked so elegant!
There are a few rituals to follow at every Diner En Blanc – one being the infamous napkin wave, signaling Chow Time!
As far as the dinner went, I may want to bring my own dinner next time. It was a bit cold and rather pricey! The humus was supposed to be homemade Parmesan garlic flavor but was extremely plain. The lobster was good but all of it was cold. Personally, the butter all over my hands mixed with the humidity got to me a bit! But, I know, that’s my sensory issues! 😉
Due to my SIBO diagnosis I have not had wine in 2 1/2 years!!! But this night I did and it was soooooooooooo good! The Pellegrino was good too but there was not enough. One bottle each, and you could not get more. TIP: bring water with you! Next is the lighting of the sparkler indicating it is time to get down and boogie!!!
The next ritual was the lighting of the sparkler! Once it is lit, everyone can dance. And every one did! It was awesome. There were live performances and a really lit DJ! Everyone danced for hours. It really was a blast!
Check out my Instagram for videos and pics from the night!
If you ever get a chance to go to the one you definitely should grab it. We will be going again next year, can’t wait! I think it will be a lot easier next year being that we have all of the white items that are needed for the evening already. If you have any questions, feel free to ask away!
New York Fashion Week is always such a crazy busy time making it difficult to keep up with writing about all of it as it unfolds! When you attend so many shows you are bombarded with images and sounds and a super fast-paced feeling inside. It is the best feeling ever! I find it to be my high, a really safe and very cool one to attain! It is so exhilarating, I just love it!
Therefore I am not going to delude myself by believing I can cover it all – nor even come close to that. While I am viewing collections I really want to take it in and not worry about getting the perfect shot. What I do is video the finale of each show to share. You can find my videos all over social media so you don’t have to miss a thing. (check them out here and click subscribe while you are there! https://www.youtube.com/robinavidor)
In this post I want to share with you some of my most memorable and favorite pieces from @CHARLESANDRON. I fell hard for these! Enjoy! xoxoxox
#NewYorkFashionWeek Powered By @ArtHeartsFashion at the @angelorensanzfoundation event space NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08 2018. Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion)
Taking care of your skin is about your health as well as your appearance. Nowadays, we scrutinize labels on food packages, avoiding trans fats, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, and gluten— so why aren’t we doing the same when it comes to our skin? If you’re not already reading the tiny font on the back of your skincare products, then here are some compelling reasons to start:
Your body absorbs what goes on your skin
Ask yourself: do I want this in my body? Your skin is your first line of defense against illnesses and toxins, but it can only do so much when you’re applying toxins to the most delicate areas of your skin twice a day. Skincare products tend to be far less regulated than food, so it’s your job to investigate what exactly is in that little bottle. You’ll be better off with products that use natural, tested ingredients and are transparent about what those ingredients can do.
Some brands will mislead you
Many skincare products try to lure in buyers with psychological attractions such as fragrance, packaging, and brand strength, while downplaying the ingredients. Sometimes a company will even promote a certain natural ingredient, when in reality, their products don’t contain enough of the ingredient to actually be effective.
Dermatologist-tested isn’t the same as dermatologist-endorsed
A product always feels a little safer when it says “dermatologist-tested,” but as we’ve already pointed out, labels can be tricky. Just because a dermatologist has tested a skincare product doesn’t necessarily mean they would recommend it to you. Always look for dermatologist-endorsed products!
Care for your skin like you would the rest of your body— take the time to read the label closely for natural, effective ingredients that have been thoroughly tested and dermatologist recommended!
I have been using Chuda Sheer Hydrating Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF30 for about one month now. It has been a pleasure! In addition to protecting my skin from the harmful rays of the sun and environment, it is perfectly hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and comfortable. If you have ever used a sunscreen that feels like you are wearing a sticky mask, you understand how important this is! It is so important to protect our skin and the fact that this product is doing double duty is a wonderful bonus! I feel really happy with the positive results I have benefited from by using Chuda. I am one happy fan of theirs now. 🙂
The fact that it has a pump dispenser is a real plus for me. One pump-ful covers my face and neck. I add another pump for my décolleté, or upper chest area, where skin is also very sensitive and vulnerable to the sun’s rays. It sinks in to your skin quite quickly and leaves it feeling soft and velvety. I love that feeling!
It is such a good feeling to feel good about the skin that you are in! Thank you Chuda for helping make this a reality for me!
About the Product From the Brand…
Chuda Sheer Hydrating Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF30The healing power of Chuda’s exclusive Remedea Compound and our curated blend of actives combine with a powerful broad spectrum SPF 30 to deliver invisible, yet intense hydration. Skin feels beautifully hydrated with a smooth, velvety finish—the perfect base for makeup application. Daily use protects skin from environmental aggressors, heals damage, increases hydration and restores radiance.
Apply Chuda Sheer Hydrating Lotion SPF 30 to clean skin for invisible yet intense hydration and broad-spectrum sun protection. It primes the skin with a smooth, even base perfect for makeup application. How to use: Each morning, to hydrate, prime and protect skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, apply an even layer over face, neck and décolletage.
Learn About the Brand From the Brand…
THE STORY OF CHUDA BEGAN CENTURIES AGO, WHEN PRINCESS MEDEA OF COLCHIS LEARNED OF THE REMARKABLE MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF FLOWERS AND HERBS AND ADMINISTERED THEM TO THOSE FALLING ILL.
INSPIRED BY THE CREATIONS OF MEDEA, THE TURMANIDZE FAMILY OF GEORGIA CONTINUED THE PRACTICE OF NATURAL HEALING AND CREATED THEIR OWN INDIGENOUS REMEDIES, INCLUDING A POWERFUL MEDICINAL COMPOUND THAT RAPIDLY HEALED WOUNDED SKIN.
THE COMPOUND’S INGREDIENTS WERE HARVESTED FROM THE PEAKS OF THE PICTURESQUE GEORGIAN MOUNTAINS. THEIR POTENCY WAS ENHANCED BY THE MINERAL-RICH WATERS THAT RAN THROUGH THE ROCKY CAVERNS. THE COMPOUND’S EXACT METHOD OF FORMULATION BECAME A GUARDED FAMILY SECRET—AND REMAINS SO TODAY.
THE EXTRAORDINARY HEALING POWER OF THE COMPOUND SPREAD. GEORGIAN ROYALS CALLED ON THE TURMANIDZE FAMILY TO CURE THEIR AILMENTS. IN THE MID-1800’S, ITALIAN HERO GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI TURNED TO THE FAMILY TO SAVE HIS WOUNDED LEG. HE CALLED THE TREATMENT “MIRACULOUS.”
OVER THE CENTURIES, DEMAND GREW FOR THE MIRACLE COMPOUND, LATER TO BE CALLED THE REMEDEA COMPOUND. DOCTORS IN GEORGIA AND RUSSIA USED IT IN PRACTICE, AS DID MILITARY MEDICS TO HEAL WOUNDED SOLDIERS WITH GREAT SUCCESS. IN TIME, THE KETEVAN TURMANIDZE FAMILY DEVELOPED A PRODUCT LINE FEATURING THE COMPOUND WITH DISTRIBUTION IN GEORGIA AND RUSSIA.